Shifter handle, with the reverse lock out cable inside, coming off the mechanism. No worries, nothing falls apart...
Polished it up as well. Now I'm going to have to take it apart to get the boot over the shaft. Not chancing a stretch attempt over the T handle with a $230Cdn boot. I'm told once you take the lock out cable out you'll never get it back in, sounds like a challenge!
All 3 shifter linkages removed from the mechanism arms and then the three bolts removed to get the shifter mechanism off the transmission.
Thought I had to pull the levers out, from everything I've read, but was able to stretch the rectangular hole over the 3 levers
Then the two mounting ears go through the slots and pivot/mounting bolt through the hole.
Boot in place ready to put the mechanism back on the transmission.
Back in place on the transmission. Before tightening the upper/pivot bolt you need to get in the car and pull up on the boot to make sure the rubber around the hole isn't snagged between the shifter and the mount. You can hold the boot and JUST reach the bolt with two fingers to snug it by hand. Then back under to tighten everything up.
Carpet falling off the console end. Spray adhesive to the rescue.
Carpet back on.
I'm not wasting a metal ring in here to hold the boot. Some washers and #10 stainless screws. Don't drop true stainless screws into the boot, they don't retrieve with a magnet! Amazes me how they did this **** quickly on the line while everything was moving.